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Teacher Incentive Fund

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CFDA Number: 84.374A and 84.374B
Program Type: Discretionary Grants
Also known as: Teacher Incentive




What's New

In July 2014, the Teacher Incentive Fund transitioned from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education to the Office of Innovation and Improvement.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program supports efforts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.

Goals include:

  • Improving student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness;
  • Reforming teacher and principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases in student achievement;
  • Increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority, and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects; and
  • Creating sustainable performance-based compensation systems.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

Projects develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.

Performance-based compensation systems must consider gains in student academic achievement as well as classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each school year among other factors and provide educators with incentives to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles.

Five percent of the funds for the grants is available for technical assistance, training, peer review of applications, program outreach, and evaluation activities.

The Teacher Incentive Fund supports efforts to develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.

The goals of this program include:

  • Improving student achievement by increasing teacher and principal effectiveness;
  • Reforming teacher and principal compensation systems so that teachers and principals are rewarded for increases in student achievement;
  • Increasing the number of effective teachers teaching poor, minority, and disadvantaged students in hard-to-staff subjects; and
  • Creating sustainable performance-based compensation systems.

The Teacher Incentive Program is authorized in P.L. 109-149 — the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.



   
Last Modified: 07/10/2015